Do you remember your first car?
By Angel Santos
March 10, 2017 3:06am CST
I do. It was in the year 1981 and we were recently married. A friend offered his car for just $500. At the time, I was in the Navy and my paycheck was limited. All I could save was $250 but my mother-in-law, bless her heart, helped us with the rest. It was a nice yellow 73 Charger with a 318 engine. It was a great deal but in the end, I got rid of it. My wife was learning how to drive and wanted a smaller car so with deep regret, I got rid of it. Looking back, I got have had a nice investment had I stayed with that car. How about you? Do you remember your first car? bit.ly/2mso7Ko
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My first car was Toyota Yaris 1999. It belonged to my parents, but I paid off one of their loans, so finally at 22 they gave it to me as a "gift". I loved that car so much. Small, economic, quiet. I would have kept it if I wasn't moving to another country.
@Montecristodog yes exactly. My parents took too many loans on their head, so I made a promise to myself not to make any loans myself, nor use any credit cards. Me and my husband are still renting, but we at least sleep well at night. Interest is bad.
• Bournemouth, England
Mine is very easy to remember because I have only ever owned one and that was just for less than a week. When I was 17 I couldn't wait to learn to drive, only to discover that with my poor co-ordination a manual gear change was seemingly beyond me. I switched to an automatic and, after many, many lessons and two tests I passed. When I was 20 I bought an old Daf 33 for £70. They ran on a sort of rubber band, like a washing machine, and the one from mine dropped out on the road. I pushed the car to the kerb and the next day discovered that some kind soul had driven into it and wrecked it without leaving any details. I have seldom driven in the 35 years since but, later that year, my mother also passed an automatic test. She had the car repaired and drove it, followed by a succession of other Daf33s before progressing to the rather larger Volvo estates.